The Ivy Weddings afternoon advanced workshop recap is here! We’ve been dying to blog this, but between weddings, sessions, traveling and editing, it’s taken a little while to catch up on the blog.
We had an amazing time getting to meet all of the photographers who came out for the afternoon workshop… a hands-on experience photographing real couples on-location. Photographers from across the metroplex (and one from across the state!) joined Matt and I as we worked on lighting, interacting with our couples, and all the in-betweens that make up a photoshoot. Two couples modeled for us, and we split the time between two gorgeous locations.
The afternoon began with some makeup by the lovely Jenny Torry, who helped the ladies rock their looks. : )
After everyone had met up, we started the outdoor portion of the workshop. We talked about how to encourage your clients to interact naturally, and how to shoot in different situations. Chris and Ashley modeled an Engagement style shoot for us, and we spent a lot of time talking and explaining how we like to shoot. We didn’t take as many shots as we normally would, but here are the ones Matt or I took during the day.
When we’re photographing clients, we love to utilize different angles and looks. I’m not as tall as Matt, so I sometimes climb things to get a higher perspective. : ) I suggested the attendees stand on the table for some cool shots from a totally different angle….and I love that Christi took me up on it and jumped on the table, too!
Here are some of my shots from beside and on top of the table….
FAVORITE!!!!! Ahhh, Ashley and Chris, stop being so perfect! : )
One of Matt’s many shots…that I LOVE. : )
A behind the scenes shot during Chris and Ashley’s session- and yes, that hottie on the right….? My hubby teaching by example. ; )
Ashley, you are so gorgeous! Love your smile!
Shot by Matt.
After being outdoors, we went indoors and talked a little about off camera lighting, and different set up for lighting. Here’s one example shot…
Now for some fun photos from our second couple, Kate and James. They modeled a Day After session for us…and after photographing Kate’s family, and her sister’s wedding, it was fun to finally get some photos of her in her wedding gown, too!
An artsy black and white – taken with a homemade lens…. and James, rockin’ his groom’s shot.
Behind the scenes shot of some of the photographers trying to learn how to photograph with a horse! I’ll tell you, it’s a lot harder than it looks….especially if the horse is hungry. ; )
The shot of Kate with the horse is one of our favorites, too…I don’t know if Champ is thinking of munching on her dress, but I love the windblown look! : ) Plus, we had to include a shot of Kate’s bouquet…because we made it ourselves and (for photographers who don’t know anything about flowers or vintage bouquets), we think it’s pretty cool! lol
Kate- your eyes! You are so darn pretty. : )
Love, love, love! I cannot wait to put this on the website!
How cute are you two!?
The workshop attendees were taking solo shots of the bride, and we think this shot of Kate (not paying attention to our camera, but to theirs) is stunning.
I asked James to let me get some solo shots of him, and I found out that he rocks solo shots. Like, really really rocks them!
After outdoor shots, we got some indoor shots of Kate and James also…and Kate changed into the veil I wore on my wedding day.
After two kids, we love the way Kate and James still look at each other, and how he makes her smile. : )
Behind the scenes…
We’ll end with one of our favorite images of the day.
We are indebted to JTorry Artistry for her fabulous job on the ladies makeup, and to our couples who modeled for us. Ashley, Chris, Kate and James- you made our job easy! Thank you for having such a great attitude and being willing to let us move you around a million times. We love you guys! : ) Thanks to all of the photographers who came out, listened to us, shot with us, and shared some pizza- we had such a great time getting to know you all!
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Matt and Ivy
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